I hate hearing that most of the time. It makes you stop and take a look at yourself. I very rarely am happy with what I see.
Currently, I am trying to slay my most high god.
I have to have it every day. I never miss on purpose. But can I say the same thing about praying...or more importantly, quiet time in the Word?
I will leave the house to go buy one at the corner store. I will scrape change up from the couch cushions.
And the love affair begins with the first crack of the cap. You know that sound? That sound is like magic. It makes you feel better immediately. When I worked in a law office our boss kept a fridge full for us. The office was built in a big square with the conference room in the middle. We could all pretty much lean out our doors and get anyone's attention we needed. But the funny thing (or sad thing actually) was that first soda crack of the day. The first person would pop that top and then there would be a stampede for the pop cooler. It was like a bunch of drug addicts. Messed up.
Well, along with an online friend, I determined that now is finally the time to get serious and fight this false god. I've cleaned up a bunch of other areas and THINK I'm strong enough to listen the true God and get rid of this. I adopted Heathers deadline of the end of February.
The date keeps creeping closer.
How am I doing? Well, I'm drinking it every chance I get. Of course. But I'm still determine that it has to go. The end of February.
Do they have withdrawal drugs for this? I get the shakes just thinking about it. Sweat breaks out on my forehead.
I'm reading every bad thing I can get my hands on to help out. Like how they just came out with the results that high fructose corn syrup tests positive for mercury....as its a byproduct of the process of making HFCS. WHAT????? So along with the aluminum or plastic poison we injest from the container, now we know we are getting mercury too??
You'd think that would be enough to make me run away screaming.
Then there are all of the health effects...
1. Extra pounds....which leads to all kinds of possible disease.
2. Liver damage in the form of cirrhosis...the same risk that alcoholics face.
3. Tooth enamel decay. Even worse than eating hard candy.
4. Increased risk (15%) for kidney stones due to the high phosphoric acid.
6. Heartburn and acid reflux
7. Osteoporosis - once again the phosphoric acid
8. High blood pressure.
9. Heart disease - due to metabolic syndrome
10. Impaired digestion from messing with the stomach acid levels.
So, its time. I mean, I'm working real hard on cleaning up the things I'm eating for the allergies and such. Shouldn't I get of the real poison too?
So, I'm going to do it. I am. And because my God is bigger than Coca-cola... I will succeed.